Thread Number: 77466
/ Tag: Modern Automatic Washers
What model is this - no idea how to make it work!
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|Post# 1014442   11/14/2018 at 13:27 by nh001 (UK)  || |
Just moved into a flat with a washer (and I think dryer) without a manual and no idea how to make it work. Looking middle dial guess a dryer too.
Could be a Baumatic rebrabed servis rainwave washer dryer - maybe?
Anybody idea of a model number or where to find a manual?
Baunmatic helo desk need to see the model no on back but don't really want to take things apart to get to it.
Any help appreciated.
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|Post# 1014444 , Reply# 1   11/14/2018 at 15:21 by bewitched (Italy)  || |
This washing machine was sold under several brands but it is made by bompani and a similar model is bo 02707. there also are videos of this machine on youtube.
|Post# 1014637 , Reply# 2   11/16/2018 at 03:20 by henene4 (Germany)  || |
But the machine is dead simple to use.
First, if you use it to dry, make sure you only load it loosely half the way with wet or loosely about 3/4 with dry clothes.
During drying clothes need to tumble freely and air needs ways to pass through them, thus overloading is really bad.
Also drying on high heat on this machine probably is so hot it can easily damage clothing, so be carefull.
Now to using it.
Detergent drawer on the left side pulls out, should have 3 chambers: a large one open in the back, that is the main wash, the one you usually put your detergent in. A smaller simmilar one, that is for the prewash (a pre wash is a short wash before the main wash to remove heavy excess soiling on verry dirty loads, here probably only avaible on normal programms).
The even smaller one that dosen't open to the back is for softner.
These are push in then turn dials. The plastic round area pushes in so you can grip the small elongated part to turn the dial.
Left one is temperature in °C. The 9 o'clock position is cold, the clockwise goes up to 90C. 40C for everyday loads is fine usually, 30C for delicates, 60C for bedding and towels, 90C for verry resistant clothing needing to be disinfected only (like for cleaning towels and such).
Middle is the dryer timer that sets drying time. 0 to 140min, the last 10min should be cold air only. Start with lower times and feel your way up, overdrying can caue clothing damage.
This washer dryer might or might not be abled to move straight from washing to drying modes. You might have to press half load for that, or just set the timmer, or it might stop after washing even if a drying time is set. That's trial and error.
The right one is the timer. ONLY TURNS CLOCKWISE. Each number corresponds to a cycle. Turn to desired number and your cycle is set. The area from 12 o'clock onwards will be the normal cycles, the rest is more gentle.
A key to the numbers should be printed on the front of the drawer. Should list stuff like 7 Easy Care or 8 Delicates or 2 Cottons or 2 colorfast and as its a washer dryer 1 or 2 positions labeled drying, if there are 2, one is high and one low heat.
Of course, if you want to dry, you have to set it to the drying number.
If you post a less blured picture of the drawer front I'd be happy to decode the cycles for you.
Next to the cycle name there sometimes is a temperature printed. That is the maximum temperature the cycle can reach.
The temperature dial DOES NOT AFFECT DRYING TEMPERATURES.
The buttons are simple too. Those just push in.
From left to right:
Left is spin speed selection, pressed in is full speed, depressed is reduced speed. Delicate cycles will reduce spin speeds no matter what you select.
Second from the left is half load. That will reduce the amount of water the machine uses if you don't fully load it. Pressed in on, depressed is off. As I said, if you want to wash and dry non stop that might only work if this button is pressed.
Third from left turns off all spins, so clothing will be soaking wet at the end of the cycle. Only usefull for verry delicate items.
Button number 4 from the left is power. On, off, pretty self explanatory. Red light should be the power\operation indicator.
So how to wash:
Load, close door.
Add detergent and softner as needed.
Press option buttons as need (most of the time you probably want to have only the full spin speed selected, sometimes half load for half loads).
Set temperature dial.
Set timer do desired cycle.
Press power, machine starts.
There will probably be a brief pause, then you hear a click (the door locking) and then operation starts.
Load washer as described.
Set timer to a dry position as wanted (high or low heat).
Set drying timer to desired drying time.
Press power, machine starts as described.
Don't be confused if you think the washer is using water during drying operation, that is part of normal operation. Faucet has to always be turned on during drying!
Wash&Dry non-stop (might work or not):
Load washer as full as described.
Add detergent. Do not use plastic dispensing balls that you put in the drum with the clothing when non stop washing and drying, they will melt.
Select full spin speed.
You might have to press half load so the machine automaticly advances from wash to dry. You'll have to try that out.
Select your washing temperature.
Select desired drying time.
Select cycle you want.
Press power, same as before.
If that works the way it should, the washer should wash, rinse and spin the load and then start drying so you put in dry dirty laundry and later take out dry clean laundry without you having to return to the machine.
Hope that helps. Have a good time with your new flat!